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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com St. John’s High School band is selling flowers through April 2. Those interested can view a brochure at DSJband. com under fundraisers and then plant sale. Orders can be placed with any band member or by calling Jan Hare at 419-695-5371. Flowers will be delivered before Mother’s Day. Money is due upon delivery.
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The Do-Right Motorcycle Club will hold “Hearts for Braden” beginning at 5 p.m. on March 30 at the Delphos Eagles. Braden Knebel is the son of Matt and Michelle Knebel and needs a lifesaving heart transplant. All of the proceeds will be sent to Children’s Organ Transplant Association in Braden’s name. Live music, auctions, merchandise and more will be offered.
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BY STEPHANIE GROVES firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — The Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) has been given new life in the form of an ultradynamic, innovative executive director, Shauna Turner-Smith, who is eagerly anticipating opening the doors to the community in early April. What started as five local artists holding monthly artistic sessions at each other’s homes has developed into a well-structured organization housed in a spacious 5,000-squarefoot area of sprawling, open interior which supports classroom environments, large social gatherings, receptions and events, as well as a rotating exhibition space. The 2nd Floor Gallery, located above the Postal Museum at 339 N. Main St., will be home to offerings of seasonal classes, workshops, art outreach programs, event and exhibition planning and is focused on catering to all individuals in the community. DAAG’s first class session, a 10-week Beginning Guitar Class for ages 8-12, will be held on April 8 and run through June 10. The class will be lead by Tim Zerkel, a certified guitar instructor, who will teach participants about types of guitars, tuning, chords, picking and information on continued learning. Additional guitar classes will be available in the future. The guild is a non-profit organization designed to promote and encourage the development and appreciation of the arts within Delphos and surrounding communities. DAAG offers educational classes, workshops and events based on interest of all ages which range from fine arts, fiber arts, crafts, photography, gardening, cooking and more. For those patrons who have mobility issues and concerns with reaching the second floor of the building to attend sessions, the Delphos Public Library will serve as alternate location for events. Smith is no stranger to painting
Students from Scott Elwer’s FFA donate a couple hours of their time Thursday morning to help paint space partitions used at the Delphos Area Art Guild studio for its opening Wesley Roby and Jordan Barclay lend a hand by movin early April. Members include, from left, Sophie Thompson, Sophie Wilson, Courtney Van Schoyck, Jordan Barclay, Kylie Fritz, Wesley Roby and Caitlin Landwehr. (Delphos ing heavy freshly-painted wooden space partitions used for delineating space and displaying artwork. Herald/Stephanie Groves)
Delphos Project Recycle will be offered from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pacific Pride Fuel and Wash behind Double A Trailer Sales on East Fifth Street. All containers must be clean. Plastic and glass can be co-mingled. Items that need to be separated are: tin cans, magazines, newspaper, aluminum and clean cardboard. Recycle does not accept styrofoam, salt or feed bags, window or ornamental glass, TVs or computer monitors. Computer and electrical equipment and batteries are accepted. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts and Columbian Squires.
interior commercial landscapes with her technical artistry; since graduating from the Ohio State University in 2001 with a B.A. in commercial interior design, she has worked within the realms of architectural and exhibition design. She hopes to share her charisma and ignite the community’s latent enthusiasm. “I am so excited to be a part of a culture supporting locals who want to share their artistry,” Smith exclaimed. In addition to drawing on Smith’s expertise, the physical transformation of the gallery and the rejuvenation of the organization has been care-
Today’s Girls State Semifinal Games DIVISION IV Reedsville Eastern vs. Berlin Hiland, 1 p.m. Ottoville vs. Fort Loramie, 3 p.m. DIVISION I Twinsburg vs. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange, 6 p.m. Kettering Fairmont vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy, 8 p.m. SATURDAY DIVISION III Columbus Africentric Early College vs. Anna, 10:45 a.m. DIVISION II Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown vs. Millersburg West Holmes, 2 p.m. DIVISION IV Semifinal winners, 5:15 p.m. DIVISION I Semifinal winners 8:30 p.m. Mostly cloudy Saturday with a 20 percent chance of snow in the morning. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the mid 20s. See page 2.
Software glitch delays 660,000 tax refunds
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns. The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who filed returns between Feb. 14 and Feb. 22. H&R Block, the tax preparing giant, says that some of its customers were affected but the company has resolved the problem. A limited number of other software companies have also had problems, but IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge declined to name them. Turbo Tax customers were not affected, spokeswoman Julie Miller said. The IRS expects to process about 150 million tax returns from individuals, so less than 1 percent will be affected. About 6.6 million taxpayers are expected to claim the education tax credits. The software problem was on Form 8863, which is used to claim the American Opportunity credit, which provides up to $2,500 to help pay for college expenses, and the Lifetime Learning credit, which provides up to $2,000. The form includes a series of questions. On some of the questions, if the taxpayer answered “no,” the answer was left blank when the form was electronically transmitted to the IRS. H&R Block said the forms See GLITCH, page 2
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The Luersman barn at 12400 Delphos-Southworth Road came down Thursday. The back portion of the barn was erected in the early 1800s by the Haunhorst family, the original property owners, who were tragically killed in a Christmas Eve buggy accident while traveling home from midnight Mass. The front portion was added in the 1920s. A tractor and a backhoe were used to raze the barn. The first attempt only took down the front face of the barn (above). A second attempt was needed to bring the entire structure to the ground (below). The barn’s roof included more than 9,900 metal shingles, one of which is held by Elaine Luersman in the inset above. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
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By BRIAN MURPHY The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world. He also has used the forums to warn fellow church leaders about drifting from core Catholic values and teachings. The twin messages are now expected to frame the beginning of the papacy of Pope Francis: Reinforcing the Vatican’s views on issues such as birth control and women’s ordination that will disappoint reform-minded followers, yet showing an activist streak that could hearten others pushing for greater attention to problems that include poverty and international debt. These broad ideological strokes — drawn clearly over decades in the Argentine church — will likely be accompanied by growing nuances and initiatives demanded by the modern papacy that requires diplomatic skill, managerial acumen and a degree of pastoral flair. His emphasis on clerical simplicity and populism, including efforts to keep divorced Catholics and unmarried mothers in the church’s fold, could raise alarms among staunch conservatives about a reorientation of Vatican priorities after eight years of strict guidance under Benedict XVI, who spent most of his Vatican career as the main doctrinal enforcer. Through lesser-known gestures and comments in the past, the first Latin American pontiff also has shown an inclination to expand interfaith outreach to Islam and Judaism, and efforts to further close the nearly 1,000-year estrangement with the Orthodox churches. The pope’s historical namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, is described in church lore as walking unarmed to meet an Islamic ruler during the 13th century Crusades in a gesture of respect and shared humanity. In his first Mass on Thursday as pope, Francis reinforced his pastoral priorities and service during a brief homily in the Sistine Chapel that was simple and inclusive, calling on all Catholics to help “build” the church and “walk” with the faith. Without such collective spirit, he said the underpinnings grow weak. “What happens when children build sand castles on the beach?” he told the congregation that included the cardinals who elected him. “It all comes down.” The pope then showed a sterner side by citing
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the words of French writer Leon Bloy, an agnostic who experienced a strong religious conversion before his death in 1917: “He who doesn’t pray to the Lord prays to the devil.” “To focus on the new pope only as a traditionalist is wrong, as is only to focus on him as a champion for economic justice,” said Ambrogio Piazzoni, a church historian and vice-prefect of the Vatican library. “He is both and much more. This will be a papacy of complexity.” A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, described the initial period of any papacy as “days of surprise.” But core elements of Pope Francis’ pontificate are already informed by his Jesuit order. Its nearly 500-year history has been marked by hostility from the Vatican over perceived disobedience and independent-minded theological interpretations, although in recent decades, there has been a growing sense of cooperation and common purpose. The Jesuit ethos is built strongly around academic rigor and missionary service — and since the 1960s an association with so-called liberation theology, a Latin American-inspired view that Jesus’ teachings imbue followers with a duty to fight for social and economic justice.
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fully orchestrated by an astute board of directors, including President Judy Grone, Vice President/Treasurer Olga Rode and Secretary Laura Cramer. The proverb “From small beginnings come great things” is apropos. Although the guild’s reincarnation is in its infancy, Smith envisions securing a foothold in the community. “We would like to grow, have our own building,” Smith detailed her vision. “We would like to be in the community a long time.” There are plans for hosting new public events called “Community Days,” one of which will culmi-
nate in 30-100 quarts of soup served in the United Methodist Church’s soup kitchen, as well as anchoring art events associated with annual celebrations ingrained within the community. Artfest, which originated in 2005, is an annual event that is held in conjunction with Canal Days. The event draws many people from surrounding areas and introduces them to an array of visual art. “The Artfest was very successful,” Smith reinforced. “The community wants to see more high school and new artists.” Annual membership dues support the organization’s mission and include a 10 percent discount on classes,
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Aug. 16, 1947 - March 13, 2013 Patricia A. Winicker, 65, of Van Wert passed away at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on Aug. 16, 1947, in Lima to James and Martha (Krietemeyer) Bockey. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Delphos. On April 21, 1979, she was married to Paul A. Winicker, who survives in Van Wert. Survivors also include one brother, Paul Bockey of Delphos; four sisters, Marie (James) Guest of St. Louis, Mo., Nancy (Kenneth) Rumschlag and Jane (Steven) Goedde of Delphos and Alice (Ronald) Rumschlag of New Haven, Ind. Mrs. Winicker retired in 2011 from Vantage Career Center in Van Wert. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert. Private family services will be held and officiated by Deacon Andy McMahon. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. on Monday at AlspachGearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, where a Rosary Service will begin at 4 p.m. Preferred memorials are to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 40 degrees, low was 21. High a year ago today was 77, low was 43. Record high for today is 78, set in 1995. Record low is 0, set in 1950. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press
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25 Years Ago – 1988 • Fort Jennings and Ottoville Girl Scouts recently held their annual recognition breakfast at the Fort Jennings American Legion Hall. The opening flag ceremony was conducted by a representative from each of the 15 troops. Ottoville Mayor Jerry Hohlbein proclaimed March 6-12 Girl Scout Week in Fort Jennings and Ottoville. • The annual Tri-Skill Basketball state competition was hosted by the Leipsic ST. RITA’S Jaycees at Leipsic High A girl was born March 12 School. Area boys and girls to Kelly Routson and Todd who placed first in local comLutterbein of Delphos. petition took part. They were sponsored by their hometown Jaycees. Nathan Ricker, Ottoville, won first place in Corn $7.41 the competition. He is the son Wheat $7.00 of John and Jane Ricker. Soybeans $14.49 • Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega Sorority met recently in the home of Marge Morris. Pat Wiltsie and Pauline Brandyberry conduct-
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One Year Ago • When Kayla Warnecke began her senior year this fall, she was faced with the challenge of creating a senior art project for her Art 5 class. After paying a visit to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she was given the idea of collecting different colored bottle caps and using them to form pictures.
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ed an auction with proceeds going toward a charity project. Refreshments were served by Ruth LaRue, assisting the hostess. Nita Falke will entertain the chapter at the next meeting. 50 Years Ago – 1963 • Dr. Burl Morris was elected president of the Delphos Rotary Club during the club’s regular weekly meeting at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Other officers chosen include John Shenk as vice president and Gene Stites, secretary-treasurer. Serving on the board of directors for the year 1963-64 will be Paul Harter, Jr., Arnold Scott and Ned Fry. • The quadruplets born to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Axe of Lima not only made national headlines but were also the subject of a feature in Time magazine. Mrs. Axe is the former Barbara Birkmeier of Delphos. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Birkmeier. • Mrs. M. C. Maloney was elected president of the Women’s Society of World Service of the Evangelical United Brethren Church during a Thursday afternoon session. Other officers elected were: secretary, Mrs. Fred Kiggins; treasurer, Mrs. Lowell Jenkins; secretary of spiritual life, Mrs. Ray Upperman; secretary of missionary education, Mrs.
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75 Years Ago – 1938 • The members of Commemorative Post, American Legion, will be the honor guests Tuesday night when the members of the Ladies Auxiliary will entertain them on the occasion of the 19th birthday anniversary of the Legion. Those in attendance will tune in on the nationwide radio broadcast featuring Bob Burns, Van Buren, Arkansas, humorist, and Jack Benny, both members of the American Legion. • Commerce students of St. John’s High School have received award pins for their proficient work. Gold pins for passing the Competent Typist tests were awarded Rita Kill, Janet Schwinnen and Virginia Weger. Rosemary Metzner received the Gregg Certificate of proficiency for having written for five minutes at 100 words a minute and having transcribed the notes neatly and accurately on the typewriter. • The monthly meeting of the Daughters of Ruth, a Methodist society, was held at the church Monday evening. The lesson was presented by Mrs. Lloyd Wilson. The following were the hostesses for this meeting: Mrs. Paul Harter, Mrs. Kenneth Clinger, Mrs. Ed. Becker, Mrs. Harold Swick, Mrs. Simon Allen and Mrs. Frank Dye.
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BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS sex, while defense attorneys have portrayed her as someone who was intoxicated but still in control of her actions. Witnesses have said she was so drunk she threw up and had trouble walking and speaking. In one text after the alleged assault, the girl told a boy who prosecutors say watched the attack, “Wait, I think I was drugged. I know I have no memory from after I left,” the party. Special Judge Thomas Lipps is hearing the case without a jury. He told participants Thursday he would keep the trial in session well into the evening and through the weekend. The case has riveted the small city of Steubenville amid allegations that more students should have been charged and led to questions about the influence of the local football team, a source of a pride in a community that suffered massive job losses with the collapse of the steel industry. The texts introduced Thursday in juvenile court also included ones in which Mays admitted that he digitally penetrated the girl. In other messages, he told friends he’d participated in a different, mutual sex act with the girl. He also sent messages to his friends to try to get them to gloss over what happened that night. In a text to a boy who lives in the house where the second attack is said to have happened, Mays wrote, “Just say she came to your house and passed out.” In another message that prosecutors said Mays sent to the girl’s father, he said, “this is all a big misunderstanding.” Prosecutors also presented texts sent by Mays to friends in which he suggested Steubenville football coach Reno Saccocciato 52” the 19” would let players involved off lightly. The coach “…took care of it,” Mays said in one text introduced by prosecutors. FLAT TV’S
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COLUMBUS (AP) — A state court delivered a setback Thursday to an anti-gambling group that’s seeking to challenge Gov. John Kasich’s decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals at the state’s seven horse tracks. In a unanimous ruling, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Ohio Roundtable lacks legal standing and cannot proceed. Roundtable Vice President Rob Walgate said the group is weighing its next legal move. The overall suit argues Kasich improperly expanded the lottery by allowing the devices without putting the question to voters. “The Ohio appellate court has sent a clear message to Gov. Kasich, the Ohio Legislature and the gambling industry: They may do whatever they please regardless of the Ohio Constitution,” he said. In 2009, Ohio vot-
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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17. Although St. Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland, many people assume the role of being Irish for the day and participate in the revelry of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Many of these revelers celebrate without fully understanding the man behind the holiday. Despite having such strong links to Ireland, St. Patrick did not begin his life on the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick was born to wealthy parents in Britain in the fourth century. His given name was Maewyn. His father was a Christian deacon, but there is no evidence that theirs was a particularly religious family. It is surmised that the role of deacon was more for tax benefits rather than a holy calling. Some history suggests that Patrick considered himself a pagan in the early years of his life. At age 16, after being taken to Ireland as a prisoner by a group of
St. Patrick’s Day: History of the man behind the holiday Celtic Cross
Irish raiders who were attacking his family’s estate, Patrick began rethinking his religious beliefs. While working alone as a shepherd, he turned to religion for solace and adopted the name Patrick. He began dreaming of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity. According to his historical writings, he heard a voice in a dream, which he believed to be God. God told him it was time to leave Ireland. Patrick escaped his captivity after six years by walking 200 miles to the Irish coast. He boarded a ship and fled back to Britain. Patrick had another holy revelation that he was to return to Ireland as a missionary. To prepare, he began to study at a monastery under the authority of St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for 12 years. He was ordained a minister and traveled back to Ireland with the purpose of assisting Christians already living in Ireland and to converting the Irish to Christianity. Patrick had an intimate knowledge of Irish culture due to his captivity. He was also familiar with traditional rituals. Therefore, instead of trying to remove all that was customary to the Irish people, he began working some of their rituals into his Christian teachings so they would seem more natural to the Irish. He managed to convert many pagans, and he and his disciples preached and converted many more. Patrick helped to build churches all over Ireland. By the end of Patrick’s life, the majority of Ireland embraced Christianity. He lived the life of a wanderer and endured much suffering and poverty. Patrick died March 17, 461. Because the Irish descended from a long line of storytellers who had a rich tradition of oral legend and myth, there are many tales of Patrick that abound, many of which are untrue. He did not scare actual snakes out of Ireland nor did he take part in many of the embellished tales. He did succeed in making a big historical impact, which is why he entered into sainthood and had the date of March 17 established in his honor
Shamrocks, leprechauns, green clothing, and the Irish flag have all come to be known as symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. Another symbol of the holiday is the Celtic cross, though some people are unaware of its history. The Celtic cross traces its origins to a time when Christianity was being introduced during an era of widespread paganism. It is believed that the Celtic cross predates Christianity and actually was associated with an older religion wherein symbols were an important component of beliefs rather than deities themselves. The ring in the cross is believed to have symbolized rebirth and renewal. Some surmise that the actual cross represented the north, south, east and west of the region. Examples of the Celtic cross were documented as early as the fifth century, despite tales of St. Patrick being responsible for the
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creation of the cross. However, there may be some truth in the stories that Patrick used the cross as a means to converting pagans to Christianity. The popular Irish legend says that Patrick combined the Christian cross with the symbol of life -- a circle -- in order to gradually introduce Christian concepts to pagans. Using symbols that the Irish were already familiar with helped to make the transition easier. Irish monks erected Celtic crosses across the country. According to many historians these crosses largely served as boundary markers for certain parishes or were used as monuments surrounding churches and monasteries. At least 60 Celtic crosses still exist across Ireland, and there are many others in ruins. The history of the Celtic cross is varied, but alongside the claddagh and harp, it remains one of the best known Irish symbols.
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jerry Martin 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday- 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. Quilting Day; 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service Thursday - 3:15 p.m. Hall in Use - PTO practice;. 7:30 p.m. Hall in use - 4-H Meeting Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Nursery & Kids Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at Church Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible Quiz at Church Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Discipleship Class in Upper Room For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School Meets in Parlor; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jr Hi Youth Group; 4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study with Pastor Dave; 7:00 Visitation Team Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Monday: 6:00 p.m. Worship Committee; 7:00 p.m. Administrative Council; April Newsletter Deadline Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. UM Women General Meeting Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir. Thursday: Noon Lenten Luncheon at Trinity UMC Meal prepared by The St. John’s Catholic Church Ladies; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us. Friday: 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds. MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
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NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening serAdministrative aide: Rita Suever vice. Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: CORNERSTONE BAPTIST Saturday. CHURCH Newcomers register at parish. 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Marriages: Please call the parPhone: 339-3339 ish house six months in advance. Rev. Frank Hartman Baptism: Please call the parish. Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. pEnCErVillE Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. ZION UNITED Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May METHODIST CHURCH 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Corner of Zion Church & Conant Mass. Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL Fuerstenau 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 3995 McBride Rd., Elida p.m. Phone 419-339-3961 Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 SPENCERVILLE CHURCH Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor OF THE NAZARENE Service schedule: Sunday– 317 West North St. 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning 419-296-2561 Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. 4750 East Road, Elida Wednesday Service Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday TRINITY UNITED METHODIST School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursCorner of Fourth & Main, ery available. Spencerville Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Phone 419-647-5321 Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible School; 10:30 a.m. Worship ser- Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. vice. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Donald Rock 102 Wisher Drive, Spencerville 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio Rev. Elaine Mikesell, 419-642-2681 Interim Pastor email@example.com Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Cafe; 10:00 Rev. Brian Knoderer a.m. Worship Service. Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES an Ert ounty 9250 Armstrong Road, BREAKTHROUGH Spencerville 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship Sunday – Church Service - 10 service. a.m, 6 p.m. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH CALVARY EVANGELICAL (Independent Fundamental) CHURCH Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Rt. 2, Box 11550 Van Wert, Ohio Spencerville 45887 419-238-9426 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening wor- Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ship and Teens Alive (grades LIVE; 10:00 a.m. 7-12). SALEM UNITED Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH service. 15240 Main St. Venedocia Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Have you ever wanted to preach Church Phone: 419-667-4142 the “Word of God?” This is your Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult time to do it. Come share your Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; love of Christ with us. 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. lida ima omEr Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir.
VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Pastor: E. Long Sunday worship & children’s ministry - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7:00 p.m. www.vwvcoh.com facebook: vwvcoh TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855
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Battle the bulge for your overweight cat
BY DR. BONNIE JONES, DVM Pet nutrition is a topic I am fond of. I have always believed that the foundation of pet health begins with an appropriate pet food and portion control. As humans, we struggle on a daily basis to resist incredible food temptations for ourselves. But, I would argue that pets have no choice. As pet owners, we choose for them. We choose not only what they eat, but also how much and how often. Sounds simplistic, so why are so many pets over weight? Sometimes referred to as the “Diet Doctor,” I take my responsibility to advocate for pets, educate their owners, and prevent disease, pain and suffering seriously. So when pet obesity hit close to home (literally in my home), I became more determined to educate pet owners about proper pet nutrition. Jobey Saad (think “sad”), the black and white cat featured in the photo with me, is one of the loves of my life. His namesake is a standup comic with a pale complexion and black attire who my husband and I were once entertained by. This former barn cat is one of many to find its way to Welshire Farm by hitching a ride in my husband’s coveralls. Jobey quickly learned that food was his friend, and like all good cats, he could order his “staff” around and thus quickly became more affectionately known as “Fatty Saady.” OMG, I said to myself, I’ve become one of my clients. The icing on the cake was when my sister, a registered veterinary technician with fat kitties herself, came to visit and blurted out “Your cat is fat!” Now that I had my “come to Jesus” moment, I knew I had to practice what I preach. “Fat Cat Syndrome,” as I call it, is a true phenomenon. Indoor cats tend to be freefed from “troughs” that have endless supplies of high-calorie/high-protein food. Then, they are not expected to do anything they don’t want to other than hold down furniture and bask in sun beams. Obviously, no exercise plus unlimited food equals obesity. Throw in “bossiness” through obnoxious vocalization for food and you have the equation for a pet family feud. Over time, we did work out an arrangement that I teach to my clients daily. I needed to make Jobey feel more secure about his diet by giving him “expectations.” In the wild, cats are grazers. They hunt to live and their food supply is dependent on availability and determination. I knew I needed to feed Jobey often to satisfy his hunger and began feeding him five times daily at the same times every day. He figured out the schedule quickly and would only bug me as meal times approached. I also experimented with Science Diet cat foods that satisfied his hunger with fewer calories while maintaining coat and dental health. I chose adult dry kibble, then added larger hairball control light and dental care kibbles. I was careful to pre-measure Jobey’s 24-hour food allowance (5/8 cup), which I then portioned out at pre-determined times. I took back control of what and when he ate and he stopped pestering for additional feedings. The other important part of controlling Jobey’s body weight was increasing his exercise. Enter Betsy Louise and Ruthie. Jobey loves to antagonize his fellow cat housemate, Ruthie, which then makes “Betsy the Corgi Cop” spring to action when Ruthie vociferously com-
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plains. The three ring circus begins but the end result is exercise for all three as they dash away. Another tip for owners of overweight cats is to make your cat work for ALL its food by feeding every meal via a puzzle ball (Premier’s Fun Kitty Egg Ball) that drops kibbles as the cat pushes the ball around. You can also hide food throughout the house if there are no other pets to consume it. Increase your cat’s exercise by walking it outdoors on a harness, or playing fetch. Having a second cat to romp with is actually ideal, so much so, that I always recommend adopting cats in pairs. Laser pointers and feathers on fishing poles are great ways to encourage exercise when you don’t feel like exercising because you can recline while you direct your cat’s play. If it is time for your “come to Jesus meeting” with your cat’s weight problem, consult your veterinarian first. Food deprivation and rapid weight loss can be harmful to your cat’s liver. And, the number one disease problem in obese cats is diabetes created innocently by cat owners through over feeding. Don’t let your cat struggle with diabetes, heart disease, and/or painful joints. With guidance from your veterinarian, you, too, can take back control of your cat’s weight and well-being.
Bonnie Jones, DVM, operates a mixed animal practice in Delphos with her husband, Dr. John H. Jones. Questions about pet care can be sent to: Dr. Jones, c/o The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 or E-mailed to nspencer@delphosherald. com.
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The Associated Press MEN America East Conference At SEFCU Arena, Albany, N.Y. Saturday’s Championship Albany (N.Y.) at Vermont, 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Coast Conference At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Thursday’s First Round Results Boston College 84, Georgia Tech 64; N.C. State 80, Virginia Tech 63; Maryland 75, Wake Forest 62; Florida State 73, Clemson 69 Today’s Quarterfinals Miami vs. Boston College, Noon; Virginia vs. N.C. State, 2:30 p.m.; Duke vs. Maryland, 7 p.m.; North Carolina vs. Florida State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Miami-Boston College winner vs. Virginia-N.C. State winner, 1 p.m.; Duke-Maryland winner vs. North Carolina-Florida State-Clemson winner, 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Atlantic 10 Conference At The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Thursday’s First Round Results Charlotte 68, Richmond 63; Butler 73, Dayton 67; Saint Joseph’s 58, Xavier 57; UMass 77, George Washington 72 Today’s Quarterfinals Saint Louis vs. Charlotte, Noon; La Salle vs. Butler, 2:30 p.m.; VCU vs. Saint Joseph’s, 6:30 p.m.; Temple vs. UMass, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Saint Louis-Charlotte winner vs. La Salle-Butler winner, 1:30 p.m.; VCU-Saint Joseph’s winner vs. Temple-UMass winner, 4 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Big East Conference At Madison Square Garden, New York Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results Georgetown 62, Cincinnati 43; Syracuse 62, Pittsburgh 59; Louisville 74, Villanova 55; Notre Dame 73, Marquette 65 Today’s Semifinals Georgetown vs. Syracuse, 7 p.m.; Louisville vs. Notre Dame, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. Big Sky Conference At Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Mont. Thursday’s First Round Results Weber State 84, Northern Arizona 58; North Dakota 69, Southern Utah 52; Northern Colorado 69, Montana State 56 Today’s Semifinals Weber State vs. No. Dakota, 7:30 p.m.; Montana vs. Northern Colorado, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. Big Ten Conference At The United Center, Chicago Thursday’s First Round Results Illinois 51, Minnesota 49; Michigan 83, Penn State 66; Nebraska 57, Purdue 55; Iowa 73, Northwestern 59 Today’s Quarterfinals Indiana vs. Illinois, Noon; Wisconsin vs. Michigan, 2:30 p.m.; Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.; Michigan State vs. Iowa, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Indiana-Illinois winner vs. Wisconsin-Michigan winner, 1:40 p.m.; Ohio State-Nebraska winner vs. Michigan State-Iowa winner, 4 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 3:30 p.m. Big 12 Conference At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results Iowa State 73, Oklahoma 66; Kansas 91, Texas Tech 63; Kansas State 66, Texas 49; Oklahoma State 74, Baylor 72 Today’s Semifinals Iowa State vs. Kansas, 7 p.m.; Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. Big West Conference At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Thursday’s First Round Results Pacific 71, UC Santa Barbara 68; Cal Poly 64, UC Davis 41; Long Beach State 75, Cal State Fullerton 66; UC Irvine 71, Hawaii 60 Today’s Semifinals Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine, 9:30 p.m.; Pacific vs. Cal Poly, Mid Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 10:30 p.m. Conference USA At BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results Southern Mississippi 81, UAB 66; UTEP 80, Houston 69; Memphis 81, Tulane 68; Tulsa 79, East Carolina 72 Today’s Semifinals Southern Mississippi vs. UTEP, 4 p.m.; Memphis vs. Tulsa, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 11:30 a.m. Great West Conference (Non-automatic bid) At Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center, Chicago Thursday’s First Round Result Houston Baptist 76, Utah Valley 74, 2OT Today’s Semifinals NJIT vs Houston Baptist, 6 p.m.; Texas-Pan American vs. Chicago St., 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. Mid-American Conference At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Thursday’s Third Round Results Kent State 70, Buffalo 68; Western Michigan 70, Eastern Michigan 55 Today’s Semifinals Akron vs. Kent State, 6:30 p.m.; Ohio vs. Western Michigan, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference At Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Va. Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results Delaware State 63, Hampton 60; Morgan State 64, Savannah State 61, OT Today’s Semifinals Bethune-Cookman vs. Morgan St., 6 p.m.; N.C. A&T vs. Delaware State, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 5 p.m. Mountain West Conference At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Today’s Semifinals New Mexico vs. San Diego State, 9 p.m.; UNLV vs. Colorado State, 11:30 p.m.
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oriented, much like Jackson Center,” Elwer began. “They spread the floor offensively St. John’s boys basketball and do a lot of dribble-drive coach Aaron Elwer has seen attack; they like to drive his team play better and better and either create a shot for ball as the season has themselves or kick progressed, the hope to either another of any coach at any driver or to a spotlevel of the game. up 3-point shooter. He hopes his Blue Grant Zawadski, the Jays (20-5) have coach’s son, makes more improvement it go for them; he in them for this eveaverages around 17 ning as they go for points and six assists their first state berth a game and is the since the Division Curtis Geise Player of the Year IV championship in their conference season of 2001-02 as (Metro Buckeye). He they take on Troy Christian has a great basketball IQ. He (25-2) 7:30 p.m. this eve- is hard-nosed and that’s how ning at the Kettering they play; there were Fairmont Division many times the other IV Regional final. night against New “They just beat Madison Tri-Village the top-ranked that they were clearly team in Division IV the tougher team, so Tuesday and they we have to match that themselves were mindset and level of ranked ninth; they intensity. are playing with a “Defensively, we lot of confidence. have seen them in a They are perimeter- Seth Bockey number of different
Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. Pacific-12 Conference At MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results UCLA 80, Arizona State 75; Arizona 79, Colorado 69; Utah 79, California 69, OT; Oregon 80, Washington 77, OT Today’s Semifinals UCLA vs. Arizona, 9:06 p.m.; Utah vs. Oregon, 11:38 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 11:02 p.m. Southeastern Conference At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Thursday’s Second Round Results LSU 68, Georgia 63; Tennessee 69, Mississippi State 53; Vanderbilt 75, Arkansas 72; Missouri 62, Texas A&M 50 Today’s Quarterfinals Florida vs. LSU, 1 p.m.; Alabama vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.; Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.; Mississippi vs. Missouri, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Florida-LSU winner vs. Alabama-Tennessee winner, 1 p.m.; Kentucky-Vanderbilt winner vs. Mississippi-Missouri winner, 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Southland Conference At The Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Thursday’s Second Round Results Southeastern Louisiana 85, McNeese State 65; Sam Houston State 58, Oral Roberts 55 Today’s Semifinals Stephen F. Austin vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m.; Northwestern State vs. Sam Houston State, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference At Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas Thursday’s First Round Results Jackson State 66, Alabama State 59; Prairie View 67, Alcorn State 59 Today’s Semifinals Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, 3:30 p.m.; Texas Sou. vs. Alabama A&M, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 4:30 p.m. Western Athletic Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results New Mexico State 65, Idaho 49; Texas State 72, Denver 68; UTSA 73, Louisiana Tech 67; TexasArlington 83, Utah State 78 Today’s Semifinals New Mexico State vs. Texas State, 9 p.m.; UTSA vs. TexasArlington, 11:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 11 p.m. —— WOMEN America East Conference At SEFCU Arena, Albany, N.Y. Saturday’s Championship Hartford at Albany (N.Y.), 7 p.m. Atlantic 10 Conference At The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday’s Championship Saint Joseph’s vs. Fordham, 7 p.m. Big Sky Conference At Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Mont. Today’s Semifinals Northern Colorado vs. E. Washington, 1 p.m.; Montana vs. Sacramento State, 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. Big West Conference At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Today’s Semifinals Pacific vs. Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m.; Cal Poly vs. UC Santa Barbara, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association At Show Palace Arena, Upper Marlboro, Md. Thursday’s First Round Result UNC Wilmington 60, George Mason 46 Today’s Quarterfinals Delaware vs. UNC Wilmington, Noon; Northeastern vs. Hofstra, 2:30 p.m.; James Madison vs. Towson, 5 p.m.; Drexel vs. William & Mary, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Delaware-UNC Wilmington winner vs. Northeastern-Hofstra winner, 2 p.m.; James MadisonTowson winner vs. Drexel-William & Mary winner, 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. Conference USA At Tulsa, Okla., Tulsa Convention Center Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results UCF 70, SMU 66; UTEP 61, UAB 59; Tulsa 75, Tulane 67; East Carolina 89, Southern Mississippi 60 BOK Center Today’s Semifinals UCF vs. UTEP, 11 a.m.; Tulsa vs. East Carolina, 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Great West Conference (Non-automatic bid) At The Jones Convocation Center, Chicago Thursday’s First Round Result Houston Baptist 77, Chicago State 66 Today’s Semifinals NJIT vs. Texas-Pan American, 1 p.m.; Utah Valley vs. Houston Baptist, 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 5 p.m. Horizon League At The Kress Center, Green Bay, Wis. Today’s Semifinals Loyola of Chicago vs. Youngstown State, 6 p.m.; Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Mid-American Conference At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Thursday’s Third Round Results Central Michigan 81, Bowling Green 48; Akron 83, Buffalo 79 Today’s Semifinals Toledo vs. Central Michigan, Noon; Ball State vs. Akron, 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference At Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Va.
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NO. 5 GEORGETOWN 62, CINCINNATI 43 NEW YORK — Conference player of the year Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 points as top-seeded Georgetown advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals by pulling away from Cincinnati. Porter made all 11 of his free throws to offset a 3-for-9 performance from the field. Markel Starks had 14 points and reserve D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 13, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer that sparked a game-turning run for the Hoyas (25-5). Georgetown will face No. 19 Syracuse in the semifinals. Georgetown, looking to land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, squandered an early 16-point cushion
The Associated Press NEW YORK — Russ Smith scored 28 points in a bittersweet homecoming, leading No. 4 Louisville into the Big East tournament semifinals with a 74-55 victory over Villanova on Thursday night only hours after the death of his esteemed high school coach. Smith and the defending champion Cardinals (27-5) harassed Villanova into 25 turnovers and advanced to play Notre Dame in the late game tonight at Madison Square Garden. Luke Hancock added 12 points off the bench for second-seeded Louisville, which has won eight straight — seven by at least 14 points. Peyton Siva, the tournament MVP last year, scored 10. JayVaughn Pinkston had 21 points for the seventhseeded Wildcats (20-13), confident they’ll receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday thanks to a string of high-profile wins against top-notch opponents this season. Mouphtaou Yarou added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
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and fell behind briefly in the second half before clamping down with its signature defense. Cashmere Wright hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for ninthseeded Cincinnati (22-11). NO. 19 SYRACUSE 62, NO. 17 PITTSBURGH 59 NEW YORK — James Southerland had a second straight great effort from 3-point range and Michael CarterWilliams scored Syracuse’s last seven points as the 19th-ranked Orange held off Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Southerland had 20 points as he did in the second-round win over Seton Hall. The senior was 6-for-6 on 3s against Pittsburgh, a day after going 6-for-9 from beyond the arc against Seton Hall. Carter-Williams had 11 points and seven assists for the fifth-seeded Orange (25-8), who will meet topseeded Georgetown in the semifinals tonight. Lamar Patterson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Panthers (24-8). NO. 24 NOTRE DAME 73, NO. 12 MARQUETTE 65 NEW YORK — Pat Connaughton scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and Jack Cooley had two big offensive rebounds in Notre Dame’s gamechanging run as the Fighting Irish beat Marquette to reach the Big East tournament semifinals for the fourth straight year. Unfortunately for the Irish (258), the road has ended there each time — the last two times against No. 4 Louisville, who they will face in tonight’s semifinals. The secondseeded Cardinals, the tournament’s defending champions, advanced with a 74-55 win over Villanova. Jamil Wilson had 16 points and Junior Cadougan added 14 for the third-seeded Golden Eagles (238), who shared the regular-season title with Louisville and top-seeded Georgetown. ——— BIG TEN TOURNAMENT NO. 6 MICHIGAN 83, PENN ST. 66 CHICAGO — Trey Burke scored 21 points to lead Michigan over Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, avenging a shocking loss to the Nittany Lions during the regular season. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas each added 15 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals today. Freshman reserve Mitch McGary chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds, helping Michigan to a 28-15 advantage in second-chance points. D.J. Newbill scored 20 points for Penn State (10-21), which faded after a fast start. Sasa Borovnjak scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and Ross Travis finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Nittany Lions. ——— BIG 12 TOURNAMENT NO. 7 KANSAS 91, TEXAS TECH 63 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ben McLemore scored 24 points to lead Kansas to a rout of Texas Tech, setting up an intriguing date with Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament. The regular-season co-champion, Kansas was pushed by Texas Tech in their meeting in Lubbock earlier this season but used a big run early in the second half to put this one away early. The Jayhawks (27-5) shot 66 percent from the field (31 of 47), the best mark by any team in a Big 12 tournament game, advancing to face the Cyclones tonight. Kansas needed overtime to beat them in both of their regular-season games. Dejan Kravic scored 20 points and Dusty Hannahs added 15 for the Red Raiders (11-20). NO. 11 KANSAS ST. 66, TEXAS 49 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the second half, lifting Kansas State past Texas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. McGruder also had a team-leading seven rebounds as the second-seeded Wildcats (26-6) whipped the Longhorns for the third time this year. Kansas State, which tied No. 7 Kansas for its first regular-season conference title since 1977, faces No. 14 Oklahoma State in the semifinals today. Julien Lewis scored 13 points and Jonathan Holmes had 10 for Texas (16-17). Sheldon McClellan and Lewis hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead to 58-47 with 6:20 remaining but that was as close as the Longhorns would get. NO. 14 OKLAHOMA ST. 74, BAYLOR 72 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Baylor in the Big 12 quarterfinals. Marcus Smart scored 21 points and LeBryan Nash had 14 for the Cowboys (24-7), who built a big firsthalf lead and then watched it all disappear as the Bears (18-14) desperately fought back. Jackson, who finished with 31 points, got a good look at a potential winning 3-pointer after Forte’s two free throws. Racing up the sideline, he pulled up from the wing and let go a shot that clanked off the back iron as the backboard lit up to signal the end
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Duncan, Spurs hold off Mavericks 92-91
The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Sweeping the Dallas Mavericks in the regular season for the first time in 15 years could have been a cause for celebration. Instead, it just raised more concerns for the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan had 28 points and 19 rebounds and San Antonio escaped with a 92-91 victory over Dallas when Vince Carter’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer. “Overall, I thought (the Mavericks) played better than us,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I thought they executed better than we did. They were more physical and aggressive.” Playing their sixth straight game without injured point guard Tony Parker, San Antonio had 15 turnovers and shot 44 percent from the field. The Spurs had 31 assists but missed three shots and had a turnover in the final 3 minutes in nearly losing an 8-point lead. Parker is expected to miss another two weeks with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain. Gary Neal added 16 points, including eight in the final quarter, and Kawhi Leonard had 12 for San Antonio, which maintained the Western Conference’s top record at 50-16. It was San Antonio’s second win in four games, but the two losses to Minnesota and Portland were by a combined 54 points. “We continued to play in mud like we have been for the last two weeks,” Popovich said. “I’m not sure what to attribute it to but it’s a fact. It shows on the defensive end and it shows in a pretty dead offense. We were really fortunate to win this game.” Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Dallas, which had a 4-game winning streak snapped. Darren Collison added 12 points and O.J. Mayo, Mike James, Brandan Wright and Vince Carter had 10 points apiece. The Mavericks pulled within 92-91 on a 7-0 run capped by Nowitzki’s fall-away jumper with 28.2 seconds left. After Manu Ginobili missed a jumper, Carter missed a long, fall-away 3 at the buzzer that would have won the game. “It has been the motto for our year,” Nowitzki said. “We are right there, we just cannot get over the hump.” The Mavericks fell three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. The Spurs last swept the Mavericks during the regular season in 1998, Duncan’s rookie season. Duncan was again a big reason for this year’s sweep, coming within a rebound of the 22nd 20-20 game of his career. Dallas opened the fourth quarter on a 12-4 run to take its first lead at 78-77 on Nowitzki’s 3 but Neal hit a 3 on the ensuing possession to give San Antonio a lead it would not relinquish again. The Spurs had five turnovers in the first quarter, enabling the Mavericks to remain within striking distance. Dallas shot 40 percent from the field (8-for-20) in the first quarter but San Antonio managed only 36 percent (9-for-25). The Mavericks had an 8-0 run, capped by a pair of free throws by Nowitzki that tied the game at 32. After Dallas tied the game at 41, the Spurs went on a 13-0 run bridging the second and third quarters. Ginobili had a jumper and an assist on Danny Green’s 3 and Tiago Splitter’s three-point play. Dallas responded with a 14-4 run, going 6-for-9 to open the third and pull within 58-55.
NOTES: Mavericks F Shawn Marion (bruised calf) missed his 10th game of the season. … Five different Spurs have led the team in scoring in the six games since Parker was injured. Before his injury March 1 against Sacramento, Parker had led the team in scoring in 34 of 59 games. Trail Blazers 105, Knicks 90 PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers are pretty happy with how their point guard situation has turned out. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists to lead the Trail Blazers to a 105-90 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night, outplaying New York point guard Raymond Felton in his return to Portland.
of the game. The Cowboys advanced to play No. 11 Kansas State in the semifinals. ——— PAC-12 TOURNAMENT NO. 21 UCLA 80, ARIZONA ST. 75 LAS VEGAS — Shabazz Muhammad scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, Travis Wear hit a jumper with 11 seconds left and UCLA rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Arizona State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. Muhammad scored 10 points during a 17-4 second-half run and Wear hit a long jumper to put the Bruins up 78-75 before Arizona State’s Jonathan Gilling missed a 3-point attempt from the corner. Larry Drew II had 20 points and Wear finished with 15 to send the Bruins (24-8) into the semifinals against No. 18 Arizona tonight. Jahii Carson had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds for No. 9 seed Arizona State (21-12). NO. 18 ARIZONA 79, COLORADO 69 LAS VEGAS — Nick Johnson scored 18 points and hit a contested shot with 34 seconds left, helping Arizona beat Colorado in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. Arizona (25-6) led by 14 in the second half, but had trouble shaking the Buffaloes (21-11). Johnson hit his shot between three defenders to put the Wildcats up four and followed teammate Mark Lyons’ two free throws by swatting Askia Booker’s 3-point attempt into Colorado’s bench. Lyons had 14 points and Solomon Hill 13 for Arizona, which faces No. 21 UCLA in the semifinals. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points and Andre Roberson added 15 points and 11 rebounds for fifth-seeded Colorado, which now must wait to see it if makes the NCAA tournament. ——— CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT NO. 20 MEMPHIS 81, TULANE 68 TULSA, Okla. — Chris Crawford scored 24 points and Adonis Thomas added 17 to lead Memphis past Tulane in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament. The top-seeded Tigers (28-4) took control by scoring the final 14 points of the first half, with Crawford hitting a pair of 3-pointers and then soaring for a dunk to make it 44-27. Memphis, seeking its seventh conference title in eight years, won its 22nd straight in the series between the teams. The Tigers will face Tulsa in the semifinals. Josh Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead eighth-seeded Tulane (19-14), which could never get closer than 10 in the second half.
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LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Nicolas Batum added 18 points for Portland, where Felton drew the ire of fans during a disappointing stint last season. The crowd was on Felton all night. J.R. Smith had 33 points and Kenyon Martin added 12 to lead New York, which went ice cold in second half, shooting just 33 percent. The Knicks lead the Atlantic Division but have lost three straight after a rash of injuries that has decimated their starting five. Tyson Chandler suffered a bruised knee in a collision Wednesday at Denver and was unavailable. Leading scorer Carmelo Anthony returned to New York to have his right knee drained after leaving Wednesday’s game early. Amare Stoudemire is expected to miss at least six weeks after having knee surgery on Tuesday. Felton was roundly criticized last year in Portland for starting the season out of shape and then playing well below expectations. He fanned the flames earlier in the week by telling Newsday about his return: “There are certain people there I don’t want to see and better not come near me.” Portland fans booed Felton when he was introduced and then each time he touched the ball. He finished with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting. The Blazers drafted Lillard with the sixth pick in the NBA draft to replace Felton at point guard and he has averaged 19.0 points and 6.4 assists a game to emerge as a front-runner for Rookie of the Year. Lillard’ emergence has been the brightest development for the stilldeveloping Blazers, who have steadily slid out of playoff contention with losses in 11 of their last 15 entering the game. New York shot 58 percent from the field in the first half and led for most of it. Marcus Camby’s layup gave the Knicks 41-28 lead midway through the second quarter. However, the Blazers put together a charge just before halftime, ending the half with a 13-0 run to go into the break with a 51-48 advantage. Portland kept the momentum in the third, going up 64-54 on Lillard’s driving layup. Portland led 78-62 after three quarters as the Knicks went 5-of-27 from the field in the quarter. Smith had 18 in the fourth for the Knicks, who got within 80-76, but the Blazers regained control with a 15-2 run.
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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L New York 38 25 Brooklyn 38 27 Boston 35 29 Toronto 25 40 Philadelphia 24 40 Southeast Division W L x-Miami 49 14 Atlanta 35 29 Washington 21 42 Orlando 18 47 Charlotte 14 50 Central Division W L Indiana 40 24 Chicago 35 29 Milwaukee 32 31 Cleveland 22 42 Detroit 23 44 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L x-San Antonio 50 16 Memphis 44 19 Houston 35 30 Dallas 30 34 New Orleans 22 43 Northwest Division W L Oklahoma City 48 17
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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Pittsburgh 28 20 8 New Jersey 27 13 9 N.Y. Rangers 26 13 11 N.Y. Islanders 27 12 12 Philadelphia 28 12 15 Northeast Division GP W L Montreal 27 18 5 Boston 25 18 4 Ottawa 27 13 8 Toronto 28 15 12 Buffalo 27 10 14 Southeast Division GP W L Carolina 26 15 10 Winnipeg 27 14 11 Tampa Bay 27 11 15 Washington 26 11 14 Florida 28 7 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Chicago 27 22 2 St. Louis 27 15 10 Detroit 27 12 10 Nashville 27 11 10 Columbus 28 10 12 Northwest Division GP W L Vancouver 26 13 7 Minnesota 26 14 10 Edmonton 26 10 11 Calgary 25 10 11 Colorado 26 10 12 Pacific Division
OT Pts 0 40 5 31 2 28 3 27 1 25 OT Pts 4 40 3 39 6 32 1 31 3 23 OT Pts 1 31 2 30 1 23 1 23 6 20 OT Pts 3 47 2 32 5 29 6 28 6 26 OT Pts 6 32 2 30 5 25 4 24 4 24 GF GA 103 79 70 77 65 64 79 88 77 87 GF 88 76 64 82 70 GA 69 54 58 78 84 Anaheim Los Angeles San Jose Phoenix Dallas GP 26 26 26 27 26
W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 — Golden State 37 29 .561 8 L.A. Lakers 34 32 .515 11 Sacramento 23 43 .348 22 Phoenix 22 43 .338 22 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot ——— Thursday’s Results San Antonio 92, Dallas 91 Portland 105, New York 90 Today’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Portland, 10 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 10 p.m.
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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Results Chicago 2, Columbus 1, SO Anaheim 2, Dallas 1, SO Boston 4, Florida 1 Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1 Washington 3, Carolina 2 N.Y. Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 0 Winnipeg 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 3, Phoenix 0 Minnesota 5, Colorado 3 Vancouver 7, Nashville 4 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3 Today’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at Boston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at Toronto, 7 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
The Associated Press DIVISION II Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 57, Clyde 38 COLUMBUS — Nia Marshall had 14 points to lead a balanced Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown and the Blazers will go for their fifth straight state title after beating undefeated Clyde 57-38 in a girls Division II semifinal on Thursday. No school has won more than four consecutive basketball championships but the Blazers (22-6) will try Saturday at 2 p.m. against Millersburg West Holmes. Clyde (27-1) trailed 41-23 but went on an 8-0 run to end the third quarter before the Blazers responded with 12 of the next 14 points. Stephanie Solano had 11 points and Vanessa Smith and Beth Brzozowski added 10 for Hathaway Brown, winners of 35 straight tourney games. Amanda Cahill had 16
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points for Clyde. Millersburg West Holmes 69, Dayton ChaminadeJulienne 44 Millersburg West Holmes throttled Dayton ChaminadeJulienne 69-44 in Thursday’s Division II state semifinal, the Knights set up a rematch of last year’s state title game against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown. The Blazers beat the Knights 53-41 for their fourth consecutive state title. The two squads will square off at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Laina Snyder led the way with 26 points against the Eagles (19-10) and also set a Division II state tournament game record with 19 rebounds. West Holmes never trailed during the game. Mallori Vess was the only other player in double figures with 11 points for the Lady Knights. DIVISION III Anna 80, Orrville 59 Natalie Billing had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Cayla Bensman added 26 points as Anna had little trouble breaking the Orrville press for an 80-59 victory in a girls Division III semifinal on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year’s final. The Rockets (25-4) will play Columbus Africentric Early College on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. The Nubians in 2012 snapped Anna’s 50-game winning streak with a 70-66 overtime victory. Anna took a 49-33 halftime lead by hitting 19 of 32 shots (59.4 percent) with the aid of 12 layups. The Rockets finished 33 for 51 (64.7 percent)from the floor without attempting a three-pointer. Hanna Plybon, the Associated Press co-player of the year in Division III, had 28 points for Orrville (263) in its first semifinal since 1993.
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Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results Howard 62, Morgan State 60; Coppin State 55, S.C. State 53 Today’s Semifinals Hampton vs. Coppin State, Noon; N.C. A&T vs. Howard, 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference At The Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo. Thursday’s First Round Results Drake 81, Missouri State 66; Southern Illinois 83, Evansville 74, OT Today’s Quarterfinals Wichita St. vs. Drake, 1:05 p.m.; Nor. Iowa vs. Indiana St., 3:35 p.m.; Creighton vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m.; Illinois St. vs. Bradley, 9:35 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Wichita State-Drake winner vs. Northern Iowa-Indiana State winner, 2:35 p.m.; Creighton-Southern Illinois winner vs. Illinois State-Bradley winner, 5:05 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 3:05 p.m. Mountain West Conference At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results San Diego State 67, Nevada 39; New Mexico 72, UNLV 59; Fresno State 72, Boise State 55; Wyoming 60, Colorado State 58 Today’s Semifinals San Diego State vs. New Mexico, 3 p.m.; Fresno State vs. Wyoming, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 10 p.m. Northeast Conference Sunday’s Championship Saint Francis (Pa.) at Quinnipiac, 5 p.m. Patriot League Saturday’s Championship Holy Cross at Navy, 6 p.m. Southland Conference At The Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Thursday’s Second Round Results McNeese State 86, Nicholls State 70; Lamar 69, Stephen F. Austin 65 Today’s Semifinals Oral Roberts vs. McNeese State, Noon; Sam Houston State vs. Lamar, 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference At Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results MVSU 63, Alabama A&M 60; Prairie View 66, Jackson State 60 Today’s Semifinals Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. MVSU, 1 p.m.; Texas Sou. vs. Prairie View, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Western Athletic Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Today’s Semifinals Idaho vs. Utah State, 3 p.m.; Seattle vs. Louisiana Tech, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.
The Associated Press Thursday’s Boys Basketball Regional Scores Division I Gahanna Lincoln 53, Pickerington Cent. 50 Tol. Rogers 68, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 62 Division II Akr. SVSM 54, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 37 Cols. Watterson 53, Sandusky Perkins 34 Day. Dunbar 69, Cin. Hughes 60 Kettering Alter 65, Cols. Marion-Franklin 40 Lima Bath 60, Cle. Benedictine 41 New Philadelphia 65, St. Clairsville 50 Vincent Warren 74, Athens 69, OT Warrensville Hts. 69, Youngs. Mooney 61
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The Associated Press BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson and LHP Caleb Thielbar to Rochester (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Slama, C Kyle Knudson and INF James Beresford to their minor-league camp. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS— Optioned RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Charles Brewer, LHP Eury De la Rosa and OF Alfredo Marte to Reno (PCL) and RHPs Keon Broxton, Eric Smith and Zeke Spruill to Mobile (SL). Reassigned INF Nick Ahmed, RHP Josh Booty, INF Matt Davidson, C Ed Easley, LHP David Holmberg, RHP Garrett Mock, INF Chris Owings and RHP Bo Schultz to their minor-league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS— Optioned OF Eury Perez to Syracuse (IL) and RHP Nathan Karns, C Sandy Leon and INF Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg (EL). Reassigned LHP Pat McCoy, INF Will Rhymes and INF Matt Skole to their minor-league camp. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed OF Adam DeLaGarza. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS— Traded C Alberto Espinosa to Sioux City to complete an earlier trade. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed RHP Aaron Tullo. Can-Am League
ROCKLAND BOULDERS— Released INF Ryan Mollica and C Landis Wilson. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed INF Edwin Padua to a contract extension. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Placed C Justin Dunning on the retired list. ROCKFORD AVIATORS— Released RHP Mickey Cassidy and RHP Jordan Goldschmidt. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Signed G Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Agreed to terms with RB Steven Jackson on a 3-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed DT Nate Collins to a 1-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Agreed to terms with RB Chris Ogbonnaya on a 2-year contract and TE Gary Barnidge on a 3-year contract. DETROIT LIONS—Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a 1-year contract. Announced the retirement of OT Jeff Backus. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed DL Ricky Jean Francois. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS— Released QB Matt Cassel. Agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith on a 3-year contract. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed C
The Associated Press Kobe Bryant says Dahntay Jones’ dangerous defense left him with a sprained left ankle and the NBA agreed. Now, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping the injury doesn’t keep their star away from a playoff push for long. Bryant spent Thursday getting several hours of treatment on what he called the worst sprained ankle of his 17 NBA seasons, hoping to be healthy for today’s game at Indiana. The Lakers offered no update on his condition after saying Bryant was out “indefinitely.” The fifth-leading scorer in NBA history was hurt when he landed on Jones’ foot with 4 seconds left after attempting a potential tying jumper in the Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday night. The NBA acknowledged Jones should have been called for a foul on the play that left Bryant crumpled on the court in Atlanta. Bryant rolled on the ground and eventually left the court in anger and pain, furious about Jones’ questionable tactics in sliding underneath him while Bryant hung in the air. NEW YORK — Knicks’ All-Star Carmelo Anthony had fluid drained from the back of his right knee and is questionable for New York’s game Sunday in Los Angeles against the Clippers. Anthony left in the third quarter of the Knicks’ 117-94 loss to Denver on Wednesday when the knee was bothering him again. He flew home to New York while the Knicks moved on to Portland for Thursday’s game against the Trail Blazers. BASEBALL MIAMI — Horns honked, percussion pulsed and school kids squealed. Miami can make quite a din when the Dominicans win. The visiting team on the scoreboard, the Dominican Republic made itself at home by beating the United States 3-1 to earn a berth in the final round of the World Baseball Classic. Pinch-hitter Erick Aybar singled home Nelson Cruz with the
go-ahead run in the ninth for the Dominicans, who improved to 5-0. The Dominican Republic is assured of a spot in the semifinals beginning Sunday in San Francisco, where 2-time defending champion Japan and the Netherlands have already advanced. The United States must now play Puerto Rico tonight, with the winner earning a trip to San Francisco and the loser being eliminated. Ryan Vogelsong will pitch for the Americans against Nelson Figueroa. MIAMI — David Wright was scratched from the World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic because of sore ribs and U.S. manager Joe Torre isn’t expecting him to rejoin the lineup. Wright said he was optimistic about playing again for the Americans. But Torre ruled him out of tonight’s game against Puerto Rico and added Wright was doubtful beyond that. PRO FOOTBALL The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back. Steven Jackson, the top running back in free agency, agreed to a 3-year, $12 million deal with the Falcons on Day 3 of the NFL’s freeagency frenzy. Also getting new deals were backup quarterback Matt Cassel in Minnesota, pass rusher Cliff Avril in Seattle and cornerback Keenan Lewis in New Orleans. The New York Giants signed defensive backs Ryan Mundy and Aaron Ross. And the Houston Texans were rolling out the red carpet to make their pitch to safety Ed Reed. The New England Patriots agreed to terms with receiver Danny Amendola on a deal that would reportedly pay him $31 million over five years, moving quickly after the loss of 5-time Pro Bowl selection Wes Welker. ——— The tuck rule could disappear from NFL games if owners approve a proposal from the competition committee to dump it.
Columbus Africentric Early College 43, Beverly Fort Frye 40 Marley Hill controlled both ends of the court down the stretch to lead defending Division III champion Columbus Africentric Early College to a 43-40 win against Beverly Fort Frye in a girls’ state semifinal on Thursday. The Nubians (22-5) play for their fourth title Saturday at 10:45 a.m. vs. Anna. Fort Frye’s Shawntell Parsons missed a 3-pointer from the right corner with two seconds left that would have tied the game after the Cadets (25-4) squandered a 3-point lead through three periods. Hill, the Associated Press co-player of the year, scored four of her 11 points, had four rebounds and two key blocks in the fourth quarter as the teams exchanged the lead five times. Deidra Combs led Fort Frye with 12 points.
The owners, who meet next week in Phoenix, also will consider a change to instant replay rules allowing for a video review even when a coach makes an illegal challenge. Under the tuck rule, if a passer is in the act of bringing the ball down into his body rather than throwing it and loses control, it is ruled an incomplete pass. The proposal under consideration would make it a fumble. LAS VEGAS — Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter is facing felony charges in Nevada alleging that he cheated at a craps game last weekend at a Las Vegas-area casino, authorities announced. PRO HOCKEY The NHL map is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east and Winnipeg moving west. The new format goes into effect next season and will feature two 8-team divisions in the Eastern Conference, including the Red Wings and Blue Jackets. The Jets will now be part of a Western Conference that’s made up of two 7-team divisions. It’s a plan that Commissioner Gary Bettman called “fan-friendly” because it aligns teams by divisions that are mostly in the same time zones. And Bettman noted it will re-establish numerous rivalries by geography and tradition. Bettman said the vote conducted by e-mail was not unanimous but “well in excess” of the two-thirds majority required. The new format creates changes in determining the 16-team playoff field. The top three teams in each division qualify for the postseason. The next two teams with
the best records in each conference will then earn wild-card berths. That will make it more difficult for teams to qualify in the East because it will have two more clubs than the West competing for eight berths. The NHL Players’ Association had already signed off on the realignment format, which will be in place for at least three seasons. TENNIS INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal defeated error-prone Roger Federer 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in the earliest meeting between the two rivals since they first played each other in 2004. Nadal needed barely 1 1/2 hours to close out the defending champion in their 29th career meeting and the first in a quarterfinal. Nadal faced just two break points on his serve in the match. SPORTS BUSINESS LOS ANGELES — AEG, the company that owns the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the Staples Center, is no longer for sale, its billionaire owner Philip Anschutz revealed Thursday. The announcement came amid efforts by the company to build a downtown stadium to lure an NFL team back to Los Angeles. Anschutz wrote in a statement that he had made it clear that he wouldn’t sell the AEG sports and entertainment company unless the right buyer came forward. Anschutz wrote he will resume a more active role in AEG. Tim Leiweke, who has served as president and CEO and been the face of the company for more than 15 years, is leaving, Anschutz added.
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Dear Annie: My family day I die. I believe everyis very conservative, and one should be able to do they are rather religious what they need to do, but be Christians. For the past sure you can live with the seven years, I have known consequences. — A Regretthat I am gay. I tried dating ful Grandma Dear Regretful: No boys to please my parents, but it just didn’t feel right. woman is eager to have an During my senior year of abortion. It is a difficult high school, I went out with and wrenching decision, ofa few girls, but I was still ten the option of last resort. You never had very much in the the opportunity to closet. Now that properly grieve for I’m in college, this unborn child however, I’m out and the potential and proud. I have the child reprea girlfriend, and sented. Please things are going take the time to do well for us. We so now. You have are talking about held on to this moving in topain for 40 years. gether. A grief counselor I came out to can help you let go my mother and sisters because Annie’s Mailbox so you can forgive your daughter — I knew they would accept it eventually, and yourself. Dear Annie: “New although they were disappointed. But the rest of the Hampshire” said her brotherfamily is a different story. I in-law, “Bob,” came to their want to bring my girlfriend home for the holidays every home to meet my folks. I year and never treated them want to be honest about to anything, including grocerour relationship, but I am ies, and somehow managed crossing a generational, re- to forget his credit card when ligious and moral line. My they went out for dinner. I had a similar experigrandmother believes lesbience with my sister, and ans are going to hell. I don’t intend to rub it like “New Hampshire,” I in their faces. But it feels was frustrated. I began limlike a burden to lie about iting what we did together it. I know they love me and and opting for less expenwould continue to love me. sive things, knowing I’d be I have not changed who I stuck with the bill. Three years ago, my sisam. But I’m afraid they will treat me differently, and ter passed away from canI’m worried about how they cer at the age of 51. Since will treat my girlfriend. then, I have often thought How do I come out to the how happy I would be to rest of my family? — The take her out to eat every week if only she were still L Word Dear L Word: You al- here to go with me. It’s ready know that your fam- only money. Please tell ily will love you regardless, your readers to enjoy the and that is the most impor- time they have with loved tant thing. They may treat ones. One day they may be you differently at the be- in my shoes, wishing you ginning, but that is not un- could be together. — Miss usual, and over time, their My Sister in Kansas behavior will normalize. (They may already suspect you are gay.) But we don’t recommend you introduce a girlfriend on the same trip where you come out to the relatives. That may be more than any of you can handle, and it is unfair to your girlfriend to put her in the middle of the drama. We suggest you contact PFLAG (pflag.org) for suggestions on the best way to approach this. Dear Annie: Nearly 40 years ago, my daughter had an abortion. She was 17, and there was no possibility of carrying the baby to term and having it be adopted. My daughter and I never talk about this, but I have never forgotten it. This child would now be an adult, and I would have a grandchild. I will regret this experience until the
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UN says US drones violate Pakistan’s sovereignty
BY SEBASTIAN ABBOT The Associated Press ISLAMABAD — The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the Pakistani government made clear to him that it does not consent to the strikes — a position that has been disputed by U.S. officials. President Barack Obama has stepped up covert CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan’s tribal region along the Afghan border since he took office in 2009. The strikes have caused growing controversy because of the secrecy surrounding them and claims that they have caused significant civilian casualties — allegations denied by the United States. According to a U.N. statement that Emmerson emailed to The Associated Press today, the Pakistani government told him it has confirmed at least 400 civilian deaths by U.S. drones on its territory. The statement was initially released on Thursday, following the investigator’s three-day visit to Pakistan, which ended Wednesday. The visit was kept secret until Emmerson left. Imtiaz Gul, an expert on Pakistani militancy who is helping Emmerson’s team, said today that the organization he runs, the Centre for Research and Security Studies, gave the U.N. investigator during his visit case studies on 25 strikes that allegedly killed around 200 civilians. The U.N. investigation into civilian casualties from drone strikes and other targeted killings in Pakistan and several other countries was launched in January and is expected to deliver its conclusions in October. The U.S. rarely discusses the strikes in public because of their covert nature, but officials have said privately that they have caused very few civilian casualties. A 2012 investigation by the AP into 10 of the deadliest recent drone strikes in Pakistan found that a significant majority of the casualties were militants, but civilians were also being killed. Pakistani officials regularly criticize the attacks in public as a violation of the country’s sovereignty, a popular position in a country where anti-American sentiment runs high. But the reality has been more complicated
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Boeing: Commercial 787 Venezuela’s opposition ground down by Chavistas BY FRANK BAJAK human rights and press freedom analysts. choreographs Maduro’s succession, dipflights to restart in weeks The Associated Press Liliana Ortega, director of the ping into a treasury fortified by revenues
BY YURI KAGEYAMA The Associated Press TOKYO — Boeing said today it sees commercial flights of its grounded 787 jets resuming “within weeks” even though it has not pinpointed the cause of battery overheating. Boeing Co. Chief Project Engineer Michael Sinnett outlined a fix centered on a new design for the lithium-ion battery system that has layers of safeguards to prevent overheating and measures to contain malfunctions. “We could be back up and going in weeks and not months,” Sinnett told reporters at a Tokyo hotel. A third of safety tests have already been completed. A Japanese official said it was possible flights could resume next month. The 787 fleet was grounded worldwide by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, its counterparts in Japan and other nations in January, following a battery fire in a Dreamliner parked in Boston and an overheated battery that led to an emergency landing of another 787 in Japan. All Nippon Airways, a major Japanese carrier, was the launch customer for the technologically advanced Dreamliner planes. With Japan Airlines another customer, about half the 787 jets in use are with Japanese carriers. The Boeing executives sought to allay flier fears about the 787 by repeatedly stressing their commitment to safety. The Dreamliner is the first airliner to make wide use of lithium-ion batteries. They are light and quick to charge but can suffer from “thermal runaway,” a chemical reaction in which a rise in temperature causes a spiral of temperature increases. The executives said it would take too long to figure out what had specifically caused the problems in Boston and southwestern Japan but the new design would ensure 787s are safe. Boeing came up with 80 possible causes for the battery failures, categorized them into four groups, and came up with design changes such as better insulation between each battery cell so any malfunctions won’t spread. That was to allow the 787 to be back in the air more promptly, they said. There were also changes to wiring for the battery, aimed at preventing overheating, and a new enclosure for the battery that they said would eliminate fire risk. CARACAS, Venezuela — The people tapped by Hugo Chavez to carry on his socialist revolution seem to be improvising the rules of governing as they march toward what most Venezuelans consider certain victory in a mid-April vote to replace the late president. Chavez’s designated successor, Nicolas Maduro, and his ruling clique have repeatedly circumvented the constitution and exploited their monopoly on power to all but crush an opposition already crippled by years of government intimidation. The odds are so stacked against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles that he has compared his run to being “led to a slaughterhouse and dropped into a meat grinder.” Long before Chavez succumbed to cancer, Capriles and his supporters were already maligned and harassed, legally and financially, by the government, say COFAVIC human rights group, says the government acts with “military logic: You are loyal to me to the end. One small criticism, and you’re my enemy.” The government has vilified Capriles as a “fascist” conspiring with U.S. putschists against the homeland. It hauls opposition leaders into court on criminal corruption charges. And it has impoverished Capriles’ campaign by wielding tax investigators against donors, the opposition says, Venezuelans learned Monday that the owners of the last remaining TV channel critical of the government were selling the channel, under what they described as government coercion. And on Wednesday, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol announced the arrest of a 53-year-old woman for sending “destabilizing” messages on Twitter. He offered few details, and the woman could not be located. All this as the Chavista leadership
in the past. For many years, Pakistan allowed U.S. drones to take off from bases within the country. Documents released by WikiLeaks in 2010 showed that senior Pakistani officials consented to the strikes in private to U.S. diplomats, while at the same time condemning them in public. Cooperation has certainly waned since then as the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. has deteriorated. In 2011, Pakistan kicked the U.S. out of an air base used by American drones in the country’s southwest, in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. But U.S. officials insist privately that cooperation has not ended altogether, and key Pakistani military officers and civilian politicians continue to consent to the strikes.
Pentagon spends nearly $1B a year on unemployment
BY PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Even as it faces budget cuts and forced employee furloughs, the Pentagon is spending nearly a $1 billion a year on a program that sends unemployment checks to former troops who left the military voluntarily. Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers, a Labor Department program, is a spin-off of the federal-state unemployment insurance program. The Labor Department says the overall program is meant to help “eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own” such as during layoffs. But eligibility for the military compensation requires only that a person served in uniform and was honorably discharged. In other words, anyone who joins the military and serves for several years, then decides not to re-enlist, is potentially eligible for what could amount to more than 90 weeks of unemployment checks. The program’s cost rose from $300 million in 2003 to $928 million last year. “It eats away at other parts of the budget, and is for people they no longer have control of,” said Air Force veteran Joe Davis, a spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “Why are we spending so much on (the program) at a time when we can’t afford to build a new fighter jet?” said Samuel Wright, a former Navy lawyer who helps troops with employment and other legal issues. The Pentagon is fac-
from the world’s largest oil reserves and wielding a state media machine that takes control of all airwaves at will. “It is classic consolidation of power in a crisis,” said Adam Isacson, security analyst at the Washington Office on Latin America. “There was always an effort to at least put a patina of legality on what was being done. There was always a process. There’s not much of a process now.” The improvisation began when the Supreme Court, stacked with Chavez loyalists, said the president’s new term could begin as scheduled although he wouldn’t be sworn in on Jan. 10 as specified by the constitution. Chavez was in Cuba at the time, battling a respiratory infection after his fourth cancer surgery. After the president’s March 5 death, Maduro was sworn in as acting leader, Chavez’s wish for the man he named vice president after defeating Capriles in October by a 12-point margin.
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—Air Force veteran Joe Davis ing across-the-board cuts because of automatic spending reductions that took effect this month. Defense officials and outside experts have become increasingly concerned about the rising cost of the compensation program. And some believe it’s evidence of weaknesses in other programs, such as those designed to help veterans find jobs. Some military experts suspect the availability of the money may be discouraging some veterans from actively looking for work and thus falsely inflating data on their unemployment — data that shows higher joblessness for Iraq and Afghanistan vets than for older ones and for society in general. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman, said a factor in the higher costs is the increased use of National Guard and Reserve units over the past decade for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is, once they were activated, came home and were deactivated, they were added to the rolls of ex-active duty troops. Another factor could be the recession, which resulted in higher overall
Md. poised to be 18th state to ban death penalty
BY MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY and BRIAN WITTE The Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It’s been eight years since Maryland executed a convicted killer, but that could be the last time if the General Assembly, as expected, gives final passage this week to a bill to abolish capital punishment. Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, has been pushing for the change since his first year in office. Now the Democratic-controlled legislature seems poised to make Maryland the 18th state in the nation to do away with the death penalty. A repeal bill has already been approved by the state Senate and it was expected to win final passage from the House of Delegates today. The House advanced the legislation this week after delegates rejected nearly 20 amendments, mostly from Republicans, aimed at keeping capital punishment for the most heinous crimes. If passed, life without the possibility of parole would be the most severe sentence in the state. Supporters of repeal argue that the death penalty is costly, errorprone, racially biased and a poor deterrent of crime. But opponents say it is a necessary tool to punish lawbreakers who commit the most egregious crimes. Passage would mark a major victory for O’Malley, who has long pushed for banning the death penalty. Maryland has five men on death row. The measure would not apply to them retroactively, but the legislation makes clear that the governor can commute their sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The state’s last execution took place in 2005, during the adminBY TODD RICHMOND istration of Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich. He resumed executions The Associated Press after a moratorium had been in place pending a 2003 University of Maryland study, which found significant racial and geographic disMADISON, Wis. — A parity in how the death penalty was carried out. Wisconsin man hid his teenage daughter away in his basement for years as he slowly starved her, prosecutors told jurors Thursday, even as defense attorneys countered the girl is BY NEDRA PICKLER and MATTHEW DALY a liar and chose not to eat on The Associated Press her own. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pushing A passing motorist found Congress to authorize $200 million a year for research into the girl wandering around her clean energy technologies that can wean automobiles off oil. neighborhood on the outskirts Obama proposed the idea of an energy security trust last of Madison in February 2012. month in his State of the Union address, but he was putting She was barefoot, freezing a price tag on the idea during a trip today to the Argonne and weighed just 68 pounds, National Laboratory outside Chicago — $2 billion over 10 prosecutors said. The now years. The White House said the research would be paid for 16-year-old girl told investigawith revenue from federal oil and gas leases on offshore drill- tors her father and stepmother ing and would not add to the deficit. had locked her in the basement, The money would fund research on “breakthrough” tech- forced her to scrounge for food nologies such as batteries for electric cars and biofuels made and punished her if they caught from switch grass or other materials. Researchers also would her eating without permission. look to improve use of natural gas as a fuel for cars and trucks. She finally decided to run The proposal is modeled after a plan submitted by a group of away after her stepmother business executives and former military leaders who are commit- threatened to throw her down ted to reducing U.S. oil dependence. The group, called Securing the stairs or slit her throat, she America’s Future Energy, is headed by FedEx Corp. Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and retired Marine Corps Gen. said. Her father has been charged P.X. Kelley. The nonpartisan group says its goal is to “break oil’s with five felony counts, includstranglehold on the transportation sector” through alternatives such as electric cars and heavy-duty trucks fueled by natural gas, ing child abuse and false but it had proposed a much larger $500 million annual investment. imprisonment, as well as a Creation of the trust would require congressional approval misdemeanor charge of child at a time of partisan divide over energy issues. Obama tried neglect. Attorneys delivered to appeal to both parties by pitching the policy not just as an their closing arguments in his environmental issue but as a job-creation plan that would help three-week trial Thursday and handed the case to the jury. the United States remain a technology leader. Deliberations were still “If a nonpartisan coalition of CEOs and retired generals and ongoing late Thursday evening. admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we,” Obama said in his State of the Union address. “Let’s take their advice and The man faces up to 43 years in free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prison and nine months in jail if he’s convicted on all counts. prices we’ve put up with for far too long.”
Wis. jurors deliberate in case of starved girl
Her stepmother and stepbrother also face charges in the case. The girl testified earlier in her father’s trial that he and her stepmother kept her locked in the basement, where she slept on a moldy mattress. She previously told investigators she had to scavenge for food and sometimes was forced to eat her feces and drink her own urine. If she was caught eating without permission, the couple would make her throw out the food or vomit it up. Sometimes she would sneak out through a window and bring back trash to eat. Dane County Assistant District Attorney Matthew Moeser insisted during his closings that the family denied the girl food and wouldn’t let her use the bathroom. He showed the jury photographs of the girl when she was healthy and later when she was little more than skin and bones. He also walked the jury through photos of an alarm system on the basement door, a camera in the corner of the basement and a motion sensor on the ceiling over her bed. He said she lost track of the days and the months. “She was hidden in plain sight,” Moeser said. “(The girl’s) needs were not met. Not met because of decisions made by (her father). None of this had to happen. Instead of helping (the girl, she) was concealed.” Defense attorney William Hayes spent an hour and a half in his closing arguments painting the girl as a liar with schizophrenia. He said her father spent years trying to get her mental health care but suffers from a learning disability himself and couldn’t “figure it out.” The man moved his daughter into the basement at the advice of a psychologist, and then she refused to eat and urinated and defecated on the floor to show her father and stepmother she didn’t respect them, the attorney said. He maintained she was free to leave the basement
national unemployment rates, he said. The program for former military members started under a 1958 law aimed partly at helping troops transition from life in uniform to the private sector. Unlike the larger U.S. unemployment insurance program, there is no paycheck deduction from troops to fund the military one. In the private sector, employers pay a tax to fund compensation checks; in the military program, the service branches are the employer. Claims are filed with the states. The Labor Department then tallies compensation sent to former military members and sends the bill to their individual service branches, as well as to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, where a smaller number of former employees also are covered. Former military members are subject to the same state requirements as others when they apply to a given state for the money. All states have a requirement of some kind that recipients search for work while getting compensation, the Labor Department says. States vary in the types of search activity needed and the effort required, with some, for instance, requiring two job interviews within a certain period or different types of documentation on the search. Nearly 120,000 people filed firsttime claims for money in the military program over the last budget year, compared with 71,000 in 2008, the Labor Department says. Well over 515,000 have gotten compensation since 2008.
Obama wants research to wean vehicles off oil
when she wanted. The girl had threatened to kill her stepmother and chop off her half brother’s fingers, and then during her testimony, she blamed the threats on someone inside her named Tina, Hayes reminded jurors. “If that’s not multiple personalities, it’s not taking responsibility for your actions,” Hayes told the jury. “Do you really think you have sufficient evidence before you to convict (the father) beyond a reasonable doubt?”
Answers to Thursday’s questions: Popular U.S. TV sitcom The Golden Girls was remade in Great Britain as The Brighton Belles. Ancient Greeks and Romans called the zebra a hippotigris because they thought it was a cross between a horse and a tiger. Hippotigris is Greek for “horse-tiger.” Today’s questions: The first job of which U.S. President was at a BaskinRobbins shop, where he scooped ice cream during a high school summer vacation? What did the Indian Packing Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, donate in 1919 to become the namesake of its newly-formed hometown football team? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. The Outstanding National Debt as of 9 a.m. today was $16,706,876,350,580. The estimated population of the United States is 314,596,070, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $53,106. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.86 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.
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